Thank me later folks. This beautiful dish from Food52 is a winner winner. So easy, so quick, one pot to clean and the family will love it .
Last night I came so close to ordering take-in. My energy level was low. But I had one last night to make the last dish on my 4 day pre-planned menu. Not by design but I saved the easiest recipe for last. This 6 ingredient pasta dish will leave you with leftovers. Whoop Whoop lunch for the next day.
I made one little addition: added lemon zest from a whole lemon to the preparation of the garlic and oil then took that lemon and squeezed the fresh juice into the completed pasta along with the freshly grated cheese. Delicious!
Next time: double down on the broccoli
1 pound pasta, whatever shape you like (but chunky ones will match up better with the rabe) 1 pound broccoli rabe, heavy stems removed, remaining stems and leaves cut into 1- to 2-inch sections (I attempt to match my pasta in length) 1/2 cup olive oil 5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced or pressed 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more or less to taste About 1 heaping teaspoon Kosher salt (or more to taste)
To serve: Grated Parmesan or Romano cheese (omit, of course, if keeping the dish vegan)
Bring a huge pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and five minutes before its cooking time is up, add the broccoli rabe. It will seem like too much for the water, but with a stir or two, the rabe should wilt and cook alongside the pasta. Drain rabe and pasta together and pour into serving bowl. In the same pot or a tiny one, heat the olive oil with the garlic, pepper flakes and Kosher salt over moderate heat, stirring frequently for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the garlic becomes lightly golden. Pour mixture over pasta and toss to evenly coat. Shower with freshly grated cheese and eat at once.
(pics via Food52, I forgot to take a picture. We were busy eating:)
A long summer weekend so make the most it! Keep it simple, keep easy, and pack light. Hit your local farmers market early for fresh summer produce and spend all your time outside. Nothing says summer like celebrating with a BBQ, a slice of Flag Cake, and a scoop of homemade Italian Ice perhaps with a side of beach. Enjoy!
Most likely you have all the ingredients in your pantry minus the chicken. Here is a recipe from Food 52. It just maybe the quickest and easiest mid-week meal you can make under 30 minutes. I suggest roasting your favorite veggie in a baking pan alongside the chicken. I opted for the dutch oven method for simplicity as well as adding brown rice and watercrest greens to make this a healthy all in one bowl. Comfort food! Check out Food 52 recipe for Honey Garlic Chicken recipe.
I like to think about giving a gift that one would not buy for themselves. Lovely pieces for the kitchen and home are always a welcoming treat. There are many beautifully crafted possibilities. Consider your recipient’s hobbies, interests, and aesthetic. Get creative and make it personal. Perhaps think about pairing the lovely paper napkins with a small floral arrangement or the pitcher and syrup accompanied with your favorite pancake recipe. They all are oh so perfect whether it is a small gesture gift or a celebratory gift. It just depends on the occasion.
Apple picking season is a true sign of Fall. What’s not to love about enjoying a couple of hours in the country to hand-pick apples? It is simply fun. You get to sample the variety of apples as you go along, climb ladders to pick your apples, indulge in cider donuts, sip apple cider, and perhaps take in a hay ride. You also end up bring home way more apples than you need. Then you worry about what to do with all those apples besides proudly displaying them in a pretty bowl. Check out Food52 for some inspiration that will get you peeling.
This year I have an apple goal, nailing the Dutch Apple Cake. It is all about nostalgia. This dessert connects me to a place and time. A true Dutch Apple Cake has more of a cake like crust rather than a traditional pie crust. It is the best piece of goodness to be accompanied by a latte that you will ever taste!
Take time to enjoy the season. Happy Fall and break out your favorite sweater to embrace the crisp clean air! xo isostilo
Always searching for entertaining dishes that can be made ahead for those hot summer nights. Pick up your fresh produce from your local farm stand to serve up the rainbow. Being able to have friends over with little effort is the goal but in all honesty nothing goes without effort and some prep. Here is a fab classic French platter that I will be giving a go to share with friends. Bring this lovely platter to any summer gathering for something to noche on. Try Goop’s Green Goddess dressing for a healthy alternative to the aioli. I also stumbled across a bright and light cocktail that can be sipped all summer long. Hydrating with watermelon sounds pretty perfect to me. I am also sharing a lovely list of 30 Rose`s to enjoy from Food & Wine. Time to trade in the red for all those lovely shades of pink. Cheers to summer!